Longer and hotter wildfires linked to climate change could eliminate forest lands in the Southwest. An article in The Atlantic highlights how drought and intense fires could lead to less dense and spare re-growth after fires.
Fire has always been a part of any forest and wildlife region. And for years the Forest Service believed fire was a bad thing. But, without regular fires forests became unbalanced and a bigger tinder boxes ready to erupt with a simple strike of lightning. Should we allow more fires to just burn themselves out no matter how many homes are destroyed?